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synonyms for burrowing

  • drilling
  • boring
  • digging
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • unearthing
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How to use burrowing in a sentence

The burrows were most likely dug by some kind of giant worm, the researchers conclude, because they lacked the hallmark pellets lining crustacean tunnels and had smoother lining than bivalve tunnels.
GIANT WORMS MAY HAVE BURROWED INTO THE ANCIENT SEAFLOOR TO AMBUSH PREYHELEN THOMPSONJANUARY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The burrows were about 2 meters long and 2 to 3 centimeters wide.
GIANT WORMS MAY HAVE BURROWED INTO THE ANCIENT SEAFLOOR TO AMBUSH PREYHELEN THOMPSONJANUARY 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
What’s more, the nests were part of a warren consisting of dozens of twisting burrows, each made by a single monitor and arranged in the soil like dozens of fusilli noodles set vertically.
MONITOR LIZARDS’ HUGE BURROW SYSTEMS CAN SHELTER HUNDREDS OF SMALL ANIMALSJAKE BUEHLERJANUARY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Some animals are using the burrows for overwintering, Doody says.
MONITOR LIZARDS’ HUGE BURROW SYSTEMS CAN SHELTER HUNDREDS OF SMALL ANIMALSJAKE BUEHLERJANUARY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The range of nonmammals using the burrows is “incredible,” especially given the reptiles’ broad appetite, says Sophie Cross, an ecologist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia who was not involved with the research.
MONITOR LIZARDS’ HUGE BURROW SYSTEMS CAN SHELTER HUNDREDS OF SMALL ANIMALSJAKE BUEHLERJANUARY 19, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
In fine weather, it may take just 3 days to finish the burrow, which extends up to 36 feet into the bank, ending in an earthy chamber.
THREE LOVE STORIES ABOUT BIRDS THAT WILL DELIGHT YOUR HEARTLAURA ERICKSONNOVEMBER 6, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
And after that Grandfather Mole couldn't resist burrowing in the loose earth now and then.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
On the occasion referred to, some of our men, in their burrowing, threw out a considerable quantity of asbestos.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Not enough, perhaps, to start a stampede with—but enough to keep wise old hermits burrowing after it.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
Thus it is that brave men carry their crosses, and smile with the fox burrowing in their vitals.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BURROWING

  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • drilling
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • unearthing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.